Tag Archives: CCLS

Summer Update: A Message from Our Principal

Emma, my beautiful 2 year old daughter loves the Seneca Park Zoo.  My wife, Jenny, and I bought a membership to the zoo this year and have spent many afternoons watching the elephants, the rhinos and the alligators.  My daughter … Continue reading

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TED Talk Video: Math Class Needs a Makeover (Dan Meyer)

This incredible TED Talk video by Dan Meyer encapsulate many of the reasons that the Math Common Core has been embraced.  It is worth watching as we seek to better understand the shifts that are coming our way and why … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success (Stand Alone)

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Principal’s Note in the 4.22.2013 eNews: The New Common Core Learning Standards and Assessments

Athena High School eNews  Week 31 – April 22, 2013 Theme of the Month:  Citizenship  “Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.”  – Martha Gellhorm Useful Links: School Web Page – All … Continue reading

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The NYSED Reform Agenda: Big Picture (Infographic)

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Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text

Check out this great video on a teacher using differentiated instruction to help all students master a close reading activity. He uses a common protocol and language, with varied levels of supports to get all students through the same complete … Continue reading

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Discovering the Properties of Quadrilaterals (CCLS Video)

  Check out this CCLS aligned video clip from http://www.teachingchannel.org that the math department analyzed in our PLC Team meeting today. We compared the instruction and learning in this video with Element 3.1 on student engagement from our NYSUT Rubric. … Continue reading

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Quick Explanation of the CCLS Shifts by Kate Gerson (Video)

  Here is the video we watched in our department meetings last Tuesday by Kate Gerson on the CCLS shifts.

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CCLS Video Tip: Getting Ready to Write… Citing Textual Evidence

Checkout this 5 minute video of a lesson titled “Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence”.  Although it is of a middle school class, it is great and there are some really good tips to reflect on. Click the image … Continue reading

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Common Core Video Tips: Evidence & Argumentation

Check out this great 5 minute video by a teacher from Washington State on a lesson about Evidence and Argumentation.  We will be using this video on an upcoming Tuesday meeting to better understand the CCLS and how to integrate … Continue reading

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